Altoona softball heads to Cleveland Region for NCAA Tournament

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A total of six student-athletes from the Penn State Altoona men’s and women’s soccer teams were recognized for their academic successes on Tuesday, Nov. 21, when the College Sports Communicators organization announced its Academic All-District soccer teams.

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INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday, May 15, the NCAA Division III Softball Committee released its field of 62 teams that will compete in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship Tournament, sending the Penn State Altoona softball team to compete in the Cleveland, Ohio regional bracket.

Penn State Altoona will take on Case Western Reserve University, the top seed and host of the regional bracket, in its first game in the NCAA Division III Tournament this Thursday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m. Joining the fourth-seeded Lions in the regional are second seed University of Mount Union and third seed Hiram College.

Penn State Altoona nabbed the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s automatic qualification to compete in the NCAA Division III Tournament by winning the conference’s playoffs this past weekend in Erie.

This week’s NCAA postseason appearance by the Lions is the third in Penn State Altoona softball program history.